Derek and His Truck

You know Derek. Funny kid.
Gamified with a chat interface,
And the tilt he shares with the earth
By watching other gamers game.
On the job, actual immediacy may vary.
Thinking it through goes retrograde.
Most decisions are unconscious decisions,
Fifty times stupider than regular decisions.
Sort of got hurt and got a settlement.
Got an apartment and bought a truck,
A white pickup with Old Glory attached.
Over time it got harder to start the truck.
One stormy day, bed stacked with drywall,
Twisty curvy two-lane highway,
(People can’t afford those toll roads)
He totaled the truck.
It was just a.
There’s usually always.
What happened instead was.
Seriously so sorry.

© 2020 Randy Stark

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